Ahead of a fresh season for FC Barcelona, Guardiola opened up about several topics that include Eric Garcia and Ronald Koeman.
Pep Guardiola can’t hide the fact that he is a die-hard FC Barcelona supporter and his ultimate goal is to help the squad in any way he can. As the Catalan club starts preparations for a new season, Pep made sure his Manchester City at least helped the club in some shape or form. That happened by sending two great players from England to Catalonia: Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia. Pep is mesmerized by the level of commitment and skill Garcia has, whereas ‘Kun’ is already a proven talent.
But the youngster hasn’t really done anything big on the professional level apart from what he’s accomplished at Manchester City. As soon as he arrived as a youngster, Garcia made Pep Guardiola fall in love with his commitment. Eric started studying to become a manager after he retires and he learned everything he could from Pep. Now that he is coming back to his childhood club, Garcia comes back with more physicality and all that experience. He is ready to become one of the club’s new leaders and possibly take Gerard Pique’s place.
Guardiola trusts Barcelona can revive.
During a recent radio show in Catalonia, Pep Guardiola spoke about Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero’s arrival to the club. He also stated that he thinks Ronald Koeman is the ideal manager for FC Barcelona right now. Winning the Copa del Rey and helping all those young players develop is a major score for the Dutchman. Pep values what he did last season during such a limited year for the club.
This is what Guardiola said on SER: “Agüero and Eric Garcia are two great signings, total successes. Kun is a goal scorer, with Eric I already told Koeman that he has made a spectacular signing, he’s a jewel, very intelligent. He’ll be one of the captains of the next decade. Koeman is the ideal coach for next season. I’m very happy and the president is convinced. It’s been a tough year for everyone and Ronald deserves another year, with people in the stadium.”